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The Ultimate Royal Caribbean Cruise Tips You Need
Don’t miss our ultimate Royal Caribbean cruise tips! Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or explore new ports, we have the tips you need to make the best of your trip. Read on for advice on where to stay, what to do and see, and more!
Tips for Excursions
When planning a trip to a new cruise destination, it can be helpful to have a few tips ready so you know what to do. Whether you’re looking for information about the local culture or just want to see some of the best sights, read on for our top tips for visiting destinations on your cruise.
1. Pack a travel wardrobe that fits the climate where you’re heading. It’s important to pack versatile and comfortable clothes. This way, you can be confident that you’ll stay comfortable in the local weather.
2. Schedule your tours wisely. While each cruise destination offers different sights and activities, don’t miss out on important landmarks and attractions by booking too many tours at once. By taking the time to plan ahead, you’ll avoid missing out on anything important and save yourself time and money.
3. Take advantage of local transportation when you disembark. Buses and shuttles can be a cheaper and more convenient way to get around than renting cars or riding taxis. Not only will this save you money, but it will also give you a more personalized experience as you move from one destination to the next.
4. Bundle your sightseeing. If you have limited time in each port of call, consider combining a few different tours into one trip for a more comprehensive experience. This way, you’ll get to see more in less time and avoid feeling rushed or overwhelmed.
5. Make use of the sun loungers and other amenities. Don’t feel like disembarking at a particular stop? Spend lazy afternoons lazing by the pool instead of standing in line at the museum or zoo. With so much to see and do on your cruise ship itself, taking some time to relax will make all the difference.
If you’re one of the unlucky few who get sick on a cruise, don’t panic – there are plenty of things you can do to feel better. Here are some tips to help you get through your sickness without any hassle:
- Know the signs and symptoms of common illnesses. This can help you determine when to get medical assistance.
- Follow the cruise line’s recommendations for avoiding sickness, even if you think you know better.
- Let the ship’s doctor or nurse take care of you – don’t try to self-medicate.
- Make sure you have all of the emergency information you need – including the contact info for your cruise ship’s medical staff and for your physician back at home.
Scams are common at ports of call for cruises, so be aware of them. If you do find yourself falling victim to a scam, don’t hesitate to report it to your cruise line officials. Keep your passport, driver’s license, and other important documents safe while on your cruise, and don’t leave them unattended. Make sure you know the emergency numbers for your cruise ship, and be sure to use them if you need help.
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Disney Wish Stateroom 13000 Tour – Princess Aurora Royal Suite
The Disney Wish features a pair of 2-story concierge Royal Suites on deck 13 forward. Each of the 1,759 sq. ft suites can accommodate up to 6 guests, and feature a private verandah with whirlpool hot tub. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the Princess Aurora Royal Suite.
The 2-story Royal Suites aboard the Disney Wish 13000 and 13500 offer guests 2 main bedrooms each with a king sized bed and walk in closets. A large living area which can expand the sleeping capacity to 6 with the use of the convertible queen sofa. There are 3 full bathrooms, an open dining room with a pantry and wetter stocked with water and sodas.
Upon entering the room, you are welcomed into a foyer with a spiral staircase leading to the second story and a pantry area with wet bar. As you move into the suite, you have a common area. The space is open with one side a dining table and the other side a sitting area. The sitting area doubles as a sleeping area with the couch converting to a queen bed. The entire suite features floor to ceiling windows for a view out over the bow.
Off the dining area, is the first floor bedroom with a king sized bed, and bathroom.
The spiral staircase leads to the second bedroom with king sized bed, an bathroom. The second story bedroom also offers guests a view out over the bow.
The bathroom attached to the second story bedroom features a shower and bathtub overlooking the port side of the ship with floor to ceiling windows… However, with a click of a switch a privacy mode can be activated thank to the electronic privacy glass panels.
Personally, I think the private verandah is the best aspect of the Royal Suites on the Disney Wish. Guests can access the private outdoor space from the common area or the bedroom on the first floor. There are loungers, a table, and a whirlpool hottub.
Oh wait, there is one other aspect that makes this verandah unique… There is direct access to the concierge sundeck area.
And the balcony has its own entrance to the concierge outdoor bar! pic.twitter.com/bDSip8CuqB — CHRIS in the Concierge Lounge (@CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL) September 26, 2022
I placed the video tour of the stateroom at the end because the footage is a bit shaky since I did not have my DJI OM 5 gimbal with me at the time of the suite tour. I apologize in advance if you get motion sickness from watching.
Have you stayed in either Royal Suite aboard the Disney Wish, what did you think about it? Do you have a stateroom review to share? You can submit your own stateroom review. Start by searching for your stateroom on this page , then look for the link titled Submit your own stateroom review .
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Disney Wish: Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah
Escape to sprawling, split-level quarters boasting extravagant details and first-class amenities inspired by the classic elegance of Sleeping Beauty.
Enjoy plush furnishings in a soft, dreamlike palette of blue and gold inspired by Aurora’s time in the castle, or dark, rich wood tones and stone accents evoking her life as Briar Rose.
Guests of our Royal Suites have at their disposal:
- 2 main bedrooms
- 3 full bathrooms, including 2 main bathrooms with double sinks and a Guest bathroom with a shower (one of the main bathrooms features a bathtub with a rain shower and the other has a walk-in rain shower)
- Private verandah with a whirlpool tub
- Large living area
- Open dining room
- Pantry and wet bar stocked with water and sodas
- Walk-in closet in both main bedrooms
- Size: 1,759 sq. ft., including verandah
- Room Configuration: 2 main bedrooms with 2 king beds and a large living area with a queen convertible sofa
- View: private verandah with whirlpool tub
Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah Stateroom classifications and locations are as follows:
- Category 1B: Deck 13; 13000 (Princess Aurora Royal Suite) and 13500 (Briar Rose Royal Suite)
Location of staterooms.
You can click on this pdf to see the location of every stateroom from each deck, as well as zoom in. See Disney Wish Deck Plan .
- Custom premium plush Euro-top mattress
- Frette® 1,000-thread-count, 100% cotton linens
- Frette® luxury robes for each person in the Stateroom
- Premium bath towels
- (3) 43″ LCD flat-screen TVs with remote control
- Central charging station with USB and USB-C ports
- Full-length mirror
- Ample closet space
- Dining table
- Sub-Zero wine cooler
- Refrigerator in dining/bar area
- Mini in-room safe in each of the main bedrooms
- Phone with voicemail messaging
- Individual climate control
- Motorized sheer and black-out curtains
Upgraded Amenities While all Disney Cruise Line staterooms feature luxury amenities and world-class service, Guests of our Concierge Suites and Staterooms enjoy an expanded range of offerings:
- Down Duvets: Enjoy a superlative night’s sleep with the softness of genuine feather duvets, featured in Concierge main bedrooms.
- Guests of our Concierge Suites may choose from pillow options including hypoallergenic, feather and therapeutic memory foam.
- Personal Robe and Slippers: These plush comforts are yours to use for the duration of your cruise.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Service (length of cruise)
Verandah This Concierge Suite includes a private verandah, affording you sweeping ocean views and bracing sea breezes. Bask in the sunshine, enjoy leisurely conversations, coffee or cocktails, or simply admire the scenery as it floats by.
- A whirlpool tub
- Patio furniture
- Deck lighting
- Plexiglas® railings and dividers
- Childproof locks
Pre-Arrival Services Our signature Concierge services begin before you board the ship and continue throughout your vacation and beyond. Pre-reserve many of your onboard activities and services online, up to 120 days prior to your sail date. You may also inform the Concierge Team of your preferences 130 days prior to sailing, and they will make the bookings on your behalf when the 120-day booking window opens. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.
A dedicated Concierge Agent is available Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Call (866) 784-1654 for personalized assistance in planning every cruise detail, including:
- Port Adventures
- Reservations for Adult-Exclusive Restaurants (PALO Steakhouse and Enchanté), spa treatments and nursery stays
- Dining room seating requests
- Special occasions and celebrations
- Any other special requests, from pre-arrival to post-cruise
Please note that requests are confirmed at time of booking and cannot be guaranteed. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call this number. All experiences are subject to availability and may be subject to capacity restraints.
Shipboard Services During your cruise, the benefits of signature Concierge service begin with priority check-in and boarding at a dedicated check-in station. Our onboard Concierge team will meet you at a private welcome reception—exclusive to Concierge Guests—and will be available to attend to your needs, questions and special requests. Enjoy assistance with:
- Reservations (Port Adventures, PALO Steakhouse, Enchanté, spa treatments and nursery stays)
- In-suite dining from our concierge in-suite dining menu
- Dining reservation confirmations and changes
- Priority tendering in ports of call
- Updates to your personal itinerary
- Special occasions and celebration planning
Exclusively for Concierge Guests As a Concierge Guest, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to dedicated areas on the ship, including the Concierge Lounge. Located amid the Concierge Suites on Deck 12 Forward, this stylish, modern retreat allows Guests to relax in quiet comfort, sip a cocktail (during select hours), access the Internet (fees may apply), watch news on the TV, and enjoy complimentary food and nonalcoholic beverages offered throughout the day.
From the Lounge, Concierge Guests can access a sun deck on Deck 13 Forward. Soak up the sun at this VIP onboard oasis and savor tranquil breezes, 2 whirlpools, a wading pool, cushioned lounge chairs, and a full bar stocked with water and refreshments.
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This is the Most Expensive Stateroom You Can Book on a Disney Cruise
by Kelly Coffey-Behrens | Sep 12, 2023 | Disney Cruise Line , Disney Wish
We’re sharing details and a full tour of the Princess Aurora Royal Suite, which is the most expensive stateroom you can currently book on a Disney Cruise Line ship!
Have you ever wanted to cruise like royalty? The Princess Aurora Royal Suite aboard the Disney Wish allows you to do just that – though it comes at a price. The two-story concierge Royal Suite is located on Deck 13 forward and offers Guests a stunning space as they cruise like never before with upscale furnishings and first-class amenities. Let’s take a closer look at the Princess Aurora Suite aboard the Disney Wish.
Full Tour of the Princess Aurora Royal Suite
You’ll find the Princess Aurora Royal Suite on Deck 13, room 13000. It has two main bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and sleeps up to six people. At a whopping 1,759 square feet, this is one truly unique way to sail. Inside you’ll find a large living area, open dining room, pantry and stocked wet bar, two walk-in closets, and a private verandah with a whirlpool tub.
First Floor Living Area and Dining Room
As you first walk into the Princess Aurora Royal Suite aboard the Disney Wish, you are met with a spiral staircase, which leads to the second story. The entire suite is complete with gold and blue tones and shades, making Guests truly feel like royalty.
Photo by Danny Shuster
The suite features a common area complete with a dining area and a seating area. The couch actually doubles as a sleeping area that can convert to a queen bed to accommodate a larger group. The dining area includes a full kitchen, complete with appliances and pre-stocked with sodas and water. There is also lots of cabinet space and plenty of space to cook with the room on the countertops.
In the space, you’ll also find stunning artwork, including this stained glass artwork hanging on the wall. Similar to the way Disney has rethemed many of their hotel rooms to be “inspired by” Disney films, the Princess Aurora Royal Suite has plenty of subtle Sleeping Beauty details that never feel in your face.
First Floor Bedroom and Bathroom
Past the dining area is the first-floor bedroom, complete with a king-sized bed and spacious bathroom. The entire bedroom features beautiful blue tones with golden accents, very much living up to the “royal” inspiration behind the suite.
The second bedroom is located upstairs, which also includes a king-sized bed and bathroom. First, though, you’ll need to travel up this incredible spiral staircase to get there. Notice the intricate golden design? Every detail of this suite is incredibly well thought out and beautiful.
Second Floor Bedroom and Bathroom
The major difference with this bathroom is that it offers one-of-a-kind views of the ocean from over the bow of the ship. You can use a very luxurious bathtub, or the accompanying rainfall shower if you prefer.
There are floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom, allowing Guests to unwind in a bubble bath while looking out at the stunning views of the ocean. However, for those who want a bit more privacy, there is a switch that will cover the walls with panels.
The bathrooms also come with plenty of luxurious amenities, including Bvlgari toiletries for Guests to use.
The golden accents continue out into the bedroom, where you will find a nightstand (spot that tiara bowl?), a vanity, and a mirror for you to use. One of our favorite details, though? Take a look at the lighting fixtures near the bed, which feature two golden doves. This beautiful touch is reminiscent of the “Once Upon a Dream” scene from Sleeping Beauty .
But, perhaps the biggest showstopper of the Princess Aurora Royal Suite is the private verandah that you’ll find on the second floor. The verandah comes complete with lounge chairs, a table with chairs, and even a whirlpool.
Just look at that view! The private verandah is a beautiful way to enjoy the views of sailing on the Disney Wish and allows for you and your group to enjoy the luxuries of sailing in a more private setting.
Using the whirlpool, you’ll be treated to absolutely stunning views of the ocean as you sail away. The private whirlpool pool is an incredibly unique experience, allowing Guests to enjoy unparalleled views while relaxing.
Video Tour of the Princess Aurora Royal Suite
Take a closer look inside this incredible two-story royal suite with our full video tour! Click below to watch a full walkthrough of the Princess Aurora Royal Suite onboard the Disney Wish.
The Cost of Disney Cruise Line’s Most Expensive Stateroom
Thinking of staying in the Princess Aurora Suite aboard the Disney Wish? As you may have guessed, it will cost you a pretty royal price! This two-story Wish Tower Suite can cost as much as $30,000 for a trip. The price does vary depending on when you set sail as it tends to go up in price during peak cruise season.
If you’re looking to book the Princess Aurora Royal Suite or any room on a Disney Cruise Line ship, we recommend doing so through our partners at Destinations to Travel . They’ll provide you with a free quote and help plan out your trip to make it as magical as possible.
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Disney Wish: Here's How Much The Cruise Ship's Most Expensive Room Costs
The latest Disney cruise ship, which embarks on its inaugural sailing with customers on July 14, can cost as much as $30,000 for a trip.
The Wish Tower Suite serves as the ship's penthouse room.
Disney's new cruise ship, the Wish, sets sail on its first cruise filled with hardcore Disney vacationers on Thursday. For more casual travelers or those cruise goers that didn't get a chance to book the inaugural sailing, one factor to consider is what the staterooms are like and how much they cost.
Wish is the latest ship in Disney's cruise line, one known for its dedicated service, parade of well-known characters like Captain Minnie, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and family-friendly atmosphere. But the Disney magic doesn't come cheap -- a cruise can easily cost three or four times more than more popular options such as Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line.
Given you spend a large amount of time in your stateroom -- even if it's just in bed -- it's worth noting just what you're getting for your money.
Disney invited me to check out its newest cruise ship, the Disney Wish , in June, which gave me first-hand experience with the ship, including the rooms. You can also see my first-look photos and biggest questions answered here , my review of the Star Wars-themed inclusions onboard here and my list of the most unexpected things on the ship here .
For cruiser goers or Disney fans with cash to burn, there's the most exclusive option, the Wish Tower Suite.
The ridiculously expensive 1,966-square-foot Wish Tower Suite costs upwards of $30,000 for a single cruise and is located in the forward funnel of the Disney Wish. It's Moana themed, decorated with custom Polynesian artwork, props and sculptures.
The two-story suite has two main bedrooms, a children's room, four and a half bathrooms, a dining room, wet bar and a library -- in case you needed those comforts of home on your three-day vacation. It has a chandelier, a spiral staircase, 1,000-thread-count sheets and a private elevator to access the suite.
If you're looking to splurge, you'll have to be patient. If you visit the Disney Cruise Line site for bookings, the suite isn't available on any sailing listed for the next year.
The next best option -- the two-story Royal Suite -- was previously listed for $27,000 for two people on a four-night cruise (it's now also sold out); the one-story Royal Suite is currently listed at $26,763 for a four-night cruise in March 2023 or $17,423 for a three-night cruise in February 2023; and a one-bedroom suite on the Very Merrytime holidays-themed cruise in December is now priced at $12,460.
The Princess Aurora Royal Suite.
If you're not in the mood to spend quite so much money, inside staterooms without any windows start around $1,793 for a three-day cruise for two. There are also ocean-view staterooms starting at $1,967, verandah staterooms priced from $2,153 and concierge staterooms priced from $3,713.
The verandah room I saw was themed after Princess Tiana, with Princess and the Frog artwork adorning its walls. The room has a queen-sized bed, and in a living area separated from the bed with a curtain, there was a fold-out couch, desk, shelving and TV. There were also sliding closets, as well as patio furniture on the verandah. The bathroom was also separated into two segments: one for the toilet and sink, and the other with the shower, bathtub and another sink -- a standard feature for Disney cruise ships that's a rarity in the industry.
One of the fun Easter eggs on the Disney Wish is how the hallway carpet hints at the theming inside each stateroom. The carpet can signal a character from the forest, the sea or a castle, with room theming including The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
The Princess and the Frog-themed verandah room.
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Concierge staterooms and suites are a true treat onboard the Disney Wish, including 76 concierge staterooms and suites – more than double the number available on the other Disney ships. With the largest (triple the size of any other Disney ship) and most luxurious concierge lounge in the fleet, these accommodations also come with the following extra exclusive amenities: Frette linens and robes, down duvets, pillow options, priority check-in and boarding, onboard concierge team, private welcome reception, priority tendering in port, 100 megabytes of complimentary Internet per stateroom, early access to the shows in the Walt Disney Theatre, including complimentary popcorn, and priority disembarkation. Most importantly is exclusive access to dedicated areas on the ship, including the Concierge Lounge located on Deck 12, with breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, evening wine, beer, cocktails and appetizers, and after-dinner dessert. Concierge guests love the access to the large Concierge Sun Deck located on Deck 13 Forward, which features cushioned lounge chairs, a full bar, two whirlpools, and a wading pool. An exclusive room service menu is available for One-bedroom Suites and above.
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Concierge Lounge entrance Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Lounge offers gorgeous seating throughout Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Lounge-a great place for the kids Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Lounge bar Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Lounge seating area Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Lounge food offerings Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Sun Deck Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Sun Deck whirlpool and plunge pool Photo courtesy of Michelle Grasso, Glass Slipper Concierge
Princess Aurora Royal Suite foyer
Princess Aurora Royal Suite dining area
Princess Aurora Royal Suite living area
Princess Aurora Royal Suite living area from the stairwell
Princess Aurora Royal Suite upstairs master bedroom
Princess Aurora Royal Suite's luxurious master bath
Princess Aurora Royal Suite upstairs guest bedroom
Princess Aurora Royal Suite guest bath
Princess Aurora Royal Suite's gorgeous verandah!
Wish Tower Suite foyer
Wish Tower Suite living area
Wish Tower Suite downstairs library/bedroom
Wish Tower Suite- one of two main bedrooms
Wish Tower Suite - one of two main bedroom baths
Wish Tower Suite children's bunk room
Wish Tower Suite bunk room bath
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah living area
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah dining area
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah guest bath off living room
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah bedroom
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite with Verandah master bath
Concierge 1-Bedroom Suite Verandah
Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah Photo courtesy of Amanda Wagner, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah seating area Photo courtesy of Amanda Wagner, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah bath Photo courtesy of Amanda Wagner, Glass Slipper Concierge
Concierge Staterooms and Suites
Category 1A, Concierge Wish Tower Suite. Perched at the top of the ship and the largest of all the suites onboard, this unique one-of-a-kind, 2-story suite is simply a “wow.” Housed in the ship’s forward funnel, it’s the ship’s top suite in more ways than one and features subtle “Moana” theming.
A marble entry hall features a spiral staircase to the bedrooms upstairs and draws the eye to the floor-to-ceiling windows on both levels overlooking the ship and pool below. White marble floors continue into the downstairs living area, where navy, cream, and beige tones abound. There is a bar, a dining table seating six, a sofa, easy chairs, and large TV that pops up from a console, all overlooking those massive windows. Off the living area is a study that converts into an additional en-suite bedroom when the queen Murphy bed is down.
Three other bedrooms are found upstairs, including two luxurious main bedrooms and a fun children’s room with bunk beds. Each main bedroom comes with a king bed and vanity area, and in each at the foot of the bed is a pop-up TV concealed in a piece of furniture. And each has a gorgeous marble bath with double sinks, a soaking tub, a separate oversized shower, and a large walk-in closet. And full-size Bulgari bath products seal the deal. Kids will love the bunk bedroom with its Moana-theming, even a constellation-lit ceiling with Moana’s hook!
No verandah in this suite, so it’s a tradeoff to be here. It is located on Decks 14 and 15 with a private elevator on Decks 10 and 12, sleeping 8 with 1,966 square feet. Check out the Disney Wish Concierge Wish Tower Suite on the Glass Slipper Concierge YouTube channel.
Category 1B, Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah. My very favorite accommodations onboard are the 2-story Royal Suites, the Princess Aurora Royal Suite (13000) and the Briar Rose Royal Suite (13500). Each with two master bedrooms, each with a luxurious bath. The Princess Aurora Royal Suite has a shimmering palette of blues and gold, while the Briar Rose Royal Suite offers more earth-toned colors of greens, burgundy, and dark wood. The suite’s large private verandah boasts a whirlpool hot tub. Located on Deck 13, sleeping 6, with 1,759 square feet, including the verandah. View the Disney Wish Concierge 2-Story Royal Suite with Verandah on the Glass Slipper Concierge YouTube channel.
Category 1C, Concierge One-Story Royal Suite with Verandah. The Briar Rose Royal Suite (10666) and Princess Aurora Royal Suite (10166-accessible). With two master bedrooms, each with a king bed, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, and three luxurious full baths, this suite is definitely worth the splurge. The suite’s verandah comes with a whirlpool tub. Located on Deck 10, sleeping 6, with 1,507 square feet, including the verandah
Category 2, Concierge One-bedroom Suite with Verandah . A superb choice if more space, a separate bedroom, and a second bath are what you crave. One king bed, single convertible sofa, upper-berth single pull-down bed, and single wall pull-down bed. Located on Decks 11 and 12, sleeping five in 622 square feet, including the verandah. Connecting options are either a Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah or another Concierge One-bedroom Suite with Verandah. View Disney Wish Concierge One-bedroom Suite with Verandah on the Glass Slipper Concierge YouTube channel.
Category 2A, Concierge One-bedroom Suite with Extended Verandah. These one-bedroom suites come with a sizeable extended balcony. One king bed, a living area with a double convertible sofa, and a single wall pull-down bed. Located on Deck 12, sleeping five with 1,031 square feet, including the extended verandah.
Category 2B, Concierge One-bedroom Suite with Verandah . Located on Decks 12 and 13, sleeping 5 in 608 square feet, including the verandah.
Category 3A, Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah . These concierge staterooms come with king beds, a single convertible sofa, an upper-berth single pull-down bed, and a single wall pull-down bed, plus a nice verandah. Located on Decks 12 and 13, sleeping four to five in 296 square feet, including the verandah. View Disney Wish Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah on the Glass Slipper Concierge YouTube channel.
Category 3B, Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom. Without a verandah, you’ll find these spacious staterooms come with floor-to-ceiling ocean views. One king bed, a single convertible sofa, an upper-berth single pull-down bed, and a single wall pull-down bed (for rooms sleeping 5). Located on Deck 11, sleeping four to five in 357 square feet.
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We tried a $10,000 concierge suite on Disney Wish to find out if it was worth the extra cost
Disney Wish is Disney Cruise Line's newest, largest and undeniably fanciest ship. In the summer of 2022, Wish joined the fleet as Disney's fifth ship, and since then, I've become an unabashed fan. The beautiful, modern floating resort is so impressive that it can even win over non-cruisers .
I've been lucky enough to sail on Wish twice. During my first sailing, I was an invited guest of Disney on a media preview cruise and stayed in a stateroom with a veranda. More recently, I sailed as a paying passenger on a regularly scheduled sailing in a one-bedroom suite.
A suite is obviously more luxurious and spacious than a standard room, but arguably the best things about Disney Cruise Line 's version are the numerous concierge perks that come with it.
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On Wish, there is a concierge lounge, complete with a private sun deck and hot tubs. Plus, you'll enjoy complimentary evening cocktails, hot room service breakfast, access to earlier onboard and port activity reservation times, and a dedicated team that handles any needs or logistics that arise on your voyage, among other perks.
If you're considering a cruise on Disney Wish in a concierge-level cabin, here's a look at what you can expect — and when paying extra is and isn't worth the cost.
Disney Wish concierge basics
Concierge lounge access and services on Disney Wish are available to passengers with bookings in the Concierge Family Oceanview Stateroom category and above.
Measuring 300 to 350 square feet, these entry-level concierge rooms include a private balcony (in some cases) and can sleep up to five people. While they are essentially standard cabins in terms of size, they have the added benefit of touches like a down duvet, a plush robe and slippers, a pillow menu and included Wi-Fi access, according to Disney.
The suites on the ship, ranging from the one-bedroom suite we booked to the over-the-top Tower Suite located in the ship's forward (fake) funnel, also come with concierge access and perks.
Concierge rooms are admittedly pretty pricey when compared to most standard cabins, and they typically sell out before the other room types.
For the least expensive three-night sailings on Disney Wish, expect to pay at least $3,700 for double occupancy or around $5,300 for two adults and two children in the same cabin.
However, it can easily cost more than double that price to sail in a concierge room during peak holiday dates, when the price of the suites quickly crosses the $10,000 mark for a family.
Disney Wish has roughly double the number of concierge cabins of the other Disney ships, with a total of 76 located across decks 11, 12 and 13. This increase in total number of concierge passengers comes with it its own list of pros and cons that I'll address shortly.
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Disney Wish concierge perks
The magic of the Disney concierge benefits starts well before you board. Most of these perks are the same regardless of which Disney ship you've booked, though how they play out varies a bit based on the ship and port(s).
Early booking for dining and activities
Starting 130 days before you sail, you can inform the concierge team of your booking preferences for things like onboard dining, spa treatments, port adventures and bookings at Castaway Cay. Then, 120 days before you set sail, that team does its best to secure the reservations you want.
That's an earlier booking window than other cruisers get. Typically, passengers can start booking activities 75 days out for first-time cruisers, 90 days for those with Silver Castaway Club status and 105 days for those with Gold Castaway Club status.
The early access period for concierge cruisers is the same window as those with Platinum Castaway Club status — the highest elite tier in Disney Cruise Line's loyalty program — receive. You don't earn this top-tier status until you've completed at least 10 sailings with Disney, so this head start on booking is a huge benefit for concierge room guests.
This early booking benefit can be the difference between getting that coveted brunch or dinner reservation at the adults-only restaurants, premium spa treatment time or a highly sought-after cabana on Castaway Cay, Disney's private island .
Early ship boarding — and a private lounge at Port Canaveral
Some concierge perks come when it's time to sail.
You get the earliest port arrival time, which often means you'll rub elbows with fewer people in the terminal and end up spending more time on the ship. We were able to arrive at the port starting a little before 10:30 a.m., which is an hour or two earlier than most passengers.
There were no crowds at all in the Port Canaveral terminal, which is Wish's home port, and we didn't have to wait in any measurable lines to have our documents or carry-on bags checked.
A sticker was put on our shirts to denote that we were concierge passengers to the staff, which literally opened doors for us.
By 10:40 a.m. we were in the private lounge reserved for those in concierge cabins and back-to-back cruisers who were enjoying a second consecutive sailing.
The lounge wasn't over-the-top nice but did have spots to sit, charge your phone and sip on a cold drink from the minifridge.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., we found ourselves walking on board the still mostly empty ship.
Onboard welcome lunch
The pools and AquaMouse waterslide weren't yet open when we got onto the ship because it was so early in our sailing. However, I highly recommend using this extra time to head to those the minute they are available. Since we had just cruised on Wish a few weeks earlier, we decided instead to check out the Grand Hall and attend a leisurely concierge welcome lunch in the 1923 restaurant.
This was a good time to get to know the concierge team and ask them about essential tips, like making your booking for the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge before the times are all snapped up. Minutes seriously matter on that one, so make the booking the moment you get on the ship's Wi-Fi and can access the Disney Cruise Line app.
We were also told that our suite should be ready by the time we were done with our meal of smoked salmon, empanadas, and the epic welcome aboard sundae with vanilla bean ice cream, pecan-caramel cupcake bites and butterscotch topping — and that proved correct.
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The concierge lounge
Now we're getting to the good stuff. Located on Deck 12 forward (Deck 13 for the sun deck), the concierge lounge is a showpiece of why you sail in this class of Disney Wish cabin in the first place.
This is where you will find the kind, knowledgeable, personal and gracious team of four concierge hosts. It's also where you can enjoy small plates of snacks throughout the day; access a fridge full of complimentary juice, water and soda; and visit the included bar in the evenings from 5 to 10 p.m.
This particular concierge lounge is massive when you factor in all the indoor space, the outdoor terrace and the entire sun deck.
We enjoyed the sailaway out of Port Canaveral from this deck and would visit each day for small plates of food that you don't usually find on other parts of the ship, such as sushi. We'd also come here to load up on bottled water and some sodas for the room and shore excursions.
Whatever you do, make sure you don't miss the evening happy hours in the lounge. You can get wine, beer, mixed drinks, cocktails and basically anything you can dream up at no extra charge to enjoy there or elsewhere on the ship. Our kids loved the mocktail strawberry daiquiris.
On the sun deck, there are two hot tubs and a small pool available exclusively for concierge guests. There's more than enough seating up here and even an unlimited Dole Whip smoothie machine, if you find yourself craving Disney's iconic treat. It sounds better than it tastes, but the odds are high that your kids will have fun with it.
Hot in-room meals for breakfast and from the restaurants
Everyone on Disney Cruise Line can order room service to their stateroom at virtually any time of day for free. However, in most staterooms, room service breakfast choices are limited to continental options such as cereals, doughnuts, pastries and fruit. In concierge suites, you can order hot room service options, too.
To place an order, fill out the order card the night before. The next day, you'll find yourself starting your day with pretty delicious menu items such as Mickey waffles, avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches, all in the comfort of your room.
At night, most stateroom guests can choose from room service basics such as chicken fingers, hamburgers and chicken wings. But in concierge accommodations, you can also have a meal from the sit-down restaurants brought to your room.
I'd love to say we tried that and show you some pictures of fancy food, but after several rich and involved meals, the chicken fingers and fries were all we wanted on the one night we dined in.
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Early seating for evening shows
There are no assigned seats for the Broadway-caliber shows (think: "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin") on Disney Wish, but those who are staying in concierge rooms do have their first choice of seats, as you can meet one of the concierge hosts at a special entrance about five minutes before the other guests are let into the theater. This translates to getting your first pick of seats.
These first-come, first-served seats are not in a reserved section, so you do still need to get to the theater pretty early. You'll need to ask the hosts exactly what time they are meeting before the show, but if you want that front-and-center spot, it's a nice perk.
While watching the evening shows or a movie — or really whenever you get a craving for a snack — you can get free popcorn with your concierge stateroom keycard. It's a small way that the concierge label makes everything feel a little bit easier.
Get walked off the ship at the end of the cruise
On our first Disney cruise , getting off the ship on the final morning was a total nightmare. There were epic queues for the over-stuffed elevators and a seemingly never-ending line to walk off the ship.
If you stay in a concierge accommodation, you don't have to deal with any of those headaches. At certain times in the morning — the final available time to do this on our recent cruise was around 8:15 a.m. — one of the hosts will let you get into a special elevator that quickly brings you down to the deck to disembark without a wait. It's a magical way to end the trip.
You're on your own for the regular line for clearing customs, but getting off the ship itself is a dream that you don't want to end.
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Inside our 1-bedroom suite on Disney Wish
Like the rest of the ship, our one-bedroom suite was lovely, albeit a little plain in certain areas.
First, the highlights, of which there were many: The king-size bed was absolutely heavenly. Given how tight sleeping quarters can be on ships, it was a massive luxury to have such a large bed while on Wish.
The "Tangled"-themed mural on the wall in the bathroom was also breathtaking.
Frankly, the entire bathroom was divine and felt far more like what you'd find in a hotel than in a cruise cabin, thanks to its spacious layout.
Off the living room was another full bathroom that lacked a tub like the primary bathroom, but it still had a shower that was extremely generous in size, especially given it was the suite's secondary shower.
In the living room, there was a small Murphy bed that came out of an awkward divider between the dining and sitting areas. The couch also converted into a bed courtesy of the stateroom host each evening.
That made for a total of three sleeping spaces in this suite.
Disney Wish's layout was a bit different from what I'd found when staying in a one-bedroom suite on Disney Wonder , where suites have smaller single beds in the bedroom instead of the living room. That worked better for me at the time with younger kids, but I can see how Wish's arrangement may be ideal for those with older kids.
Either way, the primary bedroom area was mostly occupied by the bed, so there wasn't much room for anything other than a side table and a dresser.
Another key difference that I'm not sure was an improvement was the use of space between the primary bedroom and bathroom. On Disney Wonder, there was a desk there that was perfect for working, putting on makeup, or organizing and charging all your devices.
On Wish, that hall was instead used for storage, which was OK but a little awkward, especially because the doors were so tough to open that my 7-year-old couldn't always do it without help. Younger kids certainly wouldn't be able to access it on their own. If someone happens to pull out the keycard that allows the lights to come on inside — which happened to us during our cruise — heaven help you, as it is pitch black and almost creepy in there.
Other than the eye-catching light fixture, the dining area also felt a little uninspiring, given how grand the bathroom was. Some art on the walls, perhaps from "Tangled" to continue the theme, would have been nice.
That said, our private balcony was perfect for morning coffee and evening sunsets.
All-in-all, the one-bedroom suite was a lovely space that certainly benefited from the modern decor and bedding, but I'm not 100% convinced it is an overall better use of physical space than what you'll find on the older Disney ships. Still, my two kids, grandma and I were comfortable throughout our cruise.
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Is concierge level worth it on the new Disney Wish?
Now that you have a sense of the suite and what type of magic a concierge-level booking unlocks on Disney Wish, let's talk about when it is — and maybe isn't — worth the splurge.
When concierge level on Disney Wish is worth it
If you simply want to be in one of the ship's suites (and have the funds for it), then you're going to default to having concierge access and perks. You'll not only have more space in your cabin but also all the perks that come along with it.
For what it's worth, my favorite onboard suite is not the most expensive one in the funnel but rather the two-story "Sleeping Beauty"-inspired Royal Suite. Sure, it'll set you back at least $15,000 per sailing, but it's beautiful — to say the least.
Concierge level is also worth it if you want the best service that Disney Cruise Line has to offer.
For example, if you are only ever going to sail once, paying up for all the bells and whistles may be the way to go. That way, you can have someone on hand to magically handle all the logistics and requests and be available for any onboard questions and assistance.
On shorter cruises, like the three- and four-night options on Wish, the concierge can also help you maximize your time by letting you on as early as possible. Additionally, it's a fantastic category to book if you really enjoy lounges when you travel and plan to make the most of the ones on and off the ship.
On Wish specifically, you have the added benefit of the private sun deck with hot tubs. If you think you'll use those, then it's a real value-add.
And of course, when the price differential between the more standard cabins and concierge rooms is smaller — let's say $1,500 or so, it's obviously more worth it than when the price differential is thousands and thousands of dollars.
Finally, if you have hard-to-get reservation requests (like the perfect Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique time slot) and don't otherwise have Platinum Castaway Club status, which allows you to book it at the first available moment, then being in a concierge room increases your odds of snagging those valuable timeslots.
When concierge level on Disney Wish isn't worth it
As mentioned, if funds are not an issue and you want the best of the best, then great, book a concierge cabin on Disney Wish. We eagerly await the postcard you send us from your fabulous vacation.
However, for most of us with finite vacation budgets, there are trade-offs requiring us to maximize each decision. As a result, having concierge access on your first Wish sailing may not be the best use of money.
Having sailed both in and out of these accommodations on Wish, I found myself enjoying more of the ship itself when sailing without concierge access.
On your first Wish sailing, you already have three new-to-you restaurants to enjoy, which makes dining at the adults-only specialty restaurants less of a priority since doing so means you'll need to skip one of the included restaurants. If you don't eat in the adults-only spots, you don't need help getting those coveted bookings, meaning you'll get less out of the pricey concierge experience.
The on-deck food, like Marceline Market, is also worth visiting on your first Disney Wish cruise, but you may find it harder to work it in when you have access to the concierge lounge.
The same applies for drinks. Since drinks were included in the concierge lounge each evening, I felt silly going to the ship's fantastic bars, such as the Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge and The Rose, because of the out-of-pocket costs attached to those cocktails.
Even with concierge perks, you may also find yourself out of luck in getting some highly sought-after benefits. This happened to me with one perk I was really looking forward to: the hard-to-book cabanas on Castaway Cay.
Because there are more concierge cabins on Disney Wish than there are cabanas on Castaway Cay, you are not guaranteed the ability to rent one. Athough we requested one as soon as possible, we were not one of the lucky ones to snag a cabana.
If you decide to skip the extra expense of concierge level, that means you'll have more money to put toward the new offerings on board, such as cocktails with popsicles in tasty flavors in the adult-only pool area.
There's no question that sailing with concierge access on Disney Wish is a fantastic experience, but you probably could have guessed that. It improves an already low-stress vacation so it becomes an essentially stress-free getaway with magical moments at every turn. The concierge team can grant virtually every wish you could dream up.
Sipping evening cocktails on the private deck while sailing away into the sunset was simply phenomenal, and having a lounge to pop into for treats, drinks or reservation assistance was a convenience I could get used to.
However, magic comes at a cost.
Disney Cruise Line is already more expensive than most family-oriented cruise lines, and Disney Wish is the most expensive of the Disney ships. Add concierge access on top of that and, well, it's certainly not cheap. If you are going to have to take fewer trips over the course of a year or two to afford a concierge-level room on Disney Wish, then you're probably better off skipping it on your first sailing. After all, part of the fun of being on Disney Wish is checking out all the one-of-a-kind facilities you'll only find on this ship.
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Once you've tried all the restaurants, found your favorite bars and explored every corner of the ship, a concierge accommodation is absolutely worth considering — if you have the means to make it happen. The upgraded stateroom, concierge lounge and other perks provided with these rooms are a treat to experience while cruising.
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Disney wish – princess aurora royal suite – stateroom 13000.
Our friend Chris ( @CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL ) went on the Disney Wish for a 4 night Bahamian sailing (that turned into a six night sailing because of Hurricane Ian) and stayed in the Princess Aurora Royal Suite. The room is located on the port forward side on Deck 13/14 . The room holds six people and 1759 square feet, including the verandah.
Here is an episode on The DCL Dude podcast where Chris talks about his cruise:
The room is right next to the Concierge Sun Deck, including direct access from the verandah (which will be shown later).
The upstairs portion of the room is actually on Deck 14.
Chris was kind enough to send us pictures so we could share them!
Thank you again to Chris ( @CHRIS_MAGIC_DCL ) for the fabulous pictures! Make sure you follow him on twitter!
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